Tuesday, 28 June 2011

First maternity purchase!

I have bitten the bullet, shrugged off the superstition and made my first pregnant purchase (not counting my pregnancy book). I made an excursion to a couple of maternity wear shops at the weekend whilst having my energy spurt and was not inspired. The Chinese stores were as I feared... radiation smocks and huge, ugly dresses galore. They certainly made it easy not to spend too much/any money! I did find one western brand shop which had some really nice stuff, but I felt that it was a bit expensive... plus I'm just not quite ready to commit to proper maternity pants or skirts with the big elastic 'pouches'.

But a thorough internet search threw up one shop which was rumoured to stock Bella Bands! The excitement! My alternative was to order them from Hong Kong at a vastly inflated price. When I eventually found the store, I was very pleased to see they do stock them... 'them' being the key word - they had 2 in stock! Both were 1 size too big, but my friend persuaded me that one would come in handy at some point, even if it was a little big now. So I did it! I bought one! Haven't tried it on yet as the maid is here and, for some reason, the thought of trying on maternity clothes with someone else in the house makes me feel guilty... but she'll be gone in 20 minutes :)

11 comments:

  1. Woohoo!! Congrats on your first purchase!! :) I am yet to wander in the wonders of maternity wear..but I know I will need to very soon!!

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  2. Awesome... but I can't believe you didn't buy a radiation smock! Radiation smocks are a necessity for the fashionable pregnant lady about town.

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  3. Squeal!!! The first purchase is huge.

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  4. Good for you. Enjoy dressing up!

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  5. I loved my Bella band. And even though the size you got might be a little big now, I wore mine all the way through my pregnancy because I had a hard time finding maternity pants that totally worked for me. So I needed two sizes. It was a lifesaver! I hope you can find more good things without having to pay an arm and a leg for them. Maternity shopping can be a lot of fun :) Enjoy!

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  6. congrats on your pregnancy! Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!

    I loved my bella band, BTW :) I can no longer wear it though, my belly is way to big! LOL!

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  7. Thanks everyone! Turns out that the Bella Band fits just fine! Guess that bloating is bigger than I thought... xx

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  8. congrats on your pregnancy and happy shopping.. i havent yet purchased anything but cant wait to!! once I tell people that we are pregnant I will be out shopping for me and the baby!! haha

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  9. Any chance of having maternity clothes tailor-made just for you? I had tons of fabulous clothes made while I was in China, but don't know if you could find someone to do maternity ones. If so, you could have the most incredible (and affordable!) maternity wardrobe ever.

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  10. @Annie... I thought of this - I'm planning to have a couple of wrap tops made because I've been mildly obsessed with the Isabella Oliver ones for years! But, looking at the prices of some online maternity stuff plus the H&M we have here, I think it might be more expensive to get other stuff made. xx

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